You have a knack for decorating with bold colors. What advice can you give to others looking to add color into their homes?
The only difference between a colorful room and a neutral room is a couple of small, brightly colored "things" placed around the room. I tend to pick two colors per room — usually one shade of blue and another hotter color like orange, yellow, or pink. If you're timid about color, I recommend going with bright white or cream walls and neutral-colored furniture, which you probably already have. You can then sprinkle colorful textiles and objects around the room. That way, you can change out the colors if you get bored or decide you don't like it. Also, spray paint is your friend. I’ve spray-painted lamps, picture frames, small tables, vases, and chairs to add just that extra bit of color.
What do you love most about living in Houston? What are your favorite things to do in the city?
Houston has amazing restaurants and bars, and there are more and more great places opening all the time. From speakeasies to tiki bars to Southern parlors, Houston has it all. For a great cocktail, you can’t go wrong with Julep, Pastry War, Captain Foxheart’s, or Lei Low. For great food, I’m partial to Liberty Kitchen, Pass & Provisions, Coltivare, and Hugo's.
What does a typical day look like for you?
This is better described as my aspirational "typical" weekday: wake up around 6:15 a.m., go for a run with the dogs, stop by Revival Market on my way to work for a latte, hopefully get to work by 8:30 a.m., leave around 7 p.m., head to happy hour for a drink at the Anvil, check my favorite blogs, watch a show or two (right now I'm obsessed with Orphan Black and Silicon Valley), and play with the dogs until bedtime.